04/30/08 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
April 25, 2008
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JOURNALISTS EXPLORE YOUTH REACTION TO POLITICAL ISSUES AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
GW's Graduate School of Political Management and Scoop08
Present Panel Discussion
The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, in partnership with Scoop08, will present a panel discussion on the youth reaction to political issues and the 2008 presidential election. Panelists will explore the rise of the youth vote, the YouTube phenomenon, and new media's impact on the race. Scoop08's co-founder and editor-in-chief Alexander Heffner will moderate the discussion.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008; 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
GW Media and Public Affairs Building
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro (Orange and Blue Lines)
Wendell Goler, White House correspondent, Fox News
Norm Ornstein, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Chuck Todd, political director, NBC News
John Walcott, Washington bureau chief, McClatchy Newspapers
Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent, PBS
Byron York, White House correspondent, National Review
Scoop08.com is the first-ever online national student publication, composed of several hundred student journalists nationwide and internationally, dedicated to non-partisan coverage of the 2008 presidential race. Co-founders Alexander Heffner, a senior at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and Andrew Mangino, a junior at Yale University, have been interviewed by prominent media outlets, including CNN and The New York Times.
GW's Graduate School of Political Management offers graduate programs in political management, legislative affairs, public relations, and PAC management, as well as international programs in Latin America and Europe. The school seeks to improve politics by educating its students and professionals about the tools, principles, and values of participatory democracy; preparing them for careers as ethical and effective advocates and leaders at the international, national, and local levels.
For more information about Scoop08, visit www.scoop08.com.
For more information about GW's Graduate School of Political Management, visit www.gspm.gwu.edu.
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